Established in 1919, Children's Book Week is the longest-running literacy initiative in the country. Held from May 7-13 in 2012, books for young people and the joy of reading will be celebrated for a full week with free author and illustrator appearances, storytelling, parties, & other book-related events at schools, libraries, bookstores, museums, & homes from coast to coast! Show your support for the transformative power of literacy by becoming a CBW Ally! 1) Direct everyone you know to www.bookweekonline.com 2) Spread the word on all your web and social media channels using our handy digital toolkit, which includes badges, sample tweets, widgets & more: www.bookweekonline.com/toolkit! Children’s Book Week is administered by Every Child A Reader, the CBC Foundation, and sponsored by the Children's Book Council.